Though Better Call Saul won’t be landing in November of this year, as was previously planned by AMC, Breaking Bad fans craving their latest Albuquerque fix don’t have that long to wait for the highly anticipated spinoff. A new teaser trailer released by the network today promises that the show, which follows the misadventures of lawyer Saul Goodman before he ever became entangled with dastardly chemistry teacher Walter White and his meth-cooking partner Jesse Pinkman, will land in February.
In the brief teaser, Saul makes an effort to land some new clients. It’s slight even by teaser standards, but Breaking Bad fans will likely take whatever they can get of Bob Odenkirk’s sleazy smooth talker at this point.
The exact date of Better Call Saul‘s premiere will of course be revealed closer to next year. Production is currently underway in Albuquerque, where a billboard recently excited passerby by revealing Odenkirk’s appearance for the role of a pre-Breaking Bad Saul (who is going by the name Jimmy McGill as the series opens).
Whether Better Call Saul will be able to recapture the cultural ubiquity and critical acclaim of Breaking Bad remains to be seen, but early signs are promising. Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is heavily involved, as is writer and exec-producer Peter Gould. Also, Odenkirk isn’t the only actor being carried over from the parent series – Jonathan Banks is also reprising his role as fixer Mike Ehrmantraut. New additions include Michael McKean as Chuck (Saul’s brother), Patrick Fabian as Hamlin, Rhea Seehorn as Kim and Michael Mando as Nacho.
Better Call Saul arrives in February. We’ll let you know as soon as an official premiere date is announced.
The series is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is “fixer” Mike Ehrmantraut, a beloved character introduced in ‘Breaking Bad.’ The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “Criminal lawyer.” The series’ tone is dramatic, woven with dark humor.